What if divided neighborhoods were causing public health problems? What if a new approach to planning and design could tackle both the built environment and collective well-being at the same time? What if cities could help each other?
Dr. Mindy Thompson Fullilove, the acclaimed author of Root Shock, uses her unique perspective as a public health psychiatrist to explore and identify ways of healing social and spatial fractures simultaneously. Using the work of French urbanist Michel Cantal-Dupart and the American urban design firm Rothschild Doyno Collaborative as guides as well as urban restoration projects from France and the US as exemplary cases, Fullilove identifies nine tools that can mend our broken cities and reconnect our communities to make them whole.
Part I: The Madness of the Sorted-Out City
Chapter 1: From Illusion to Solution
Chapter 2: Our Hearts Inspired
Part II: Align
Chapter 3: Element 1: Keep the Whole City in Mind
Chapter 4: Element 2: Find What You're FOR
Chapter 5: Element 3: Make a Mark
Part III: Create
Chapter 6: Element 4: Unpuzzle the Fractured Space
Chapter 7: Element 5: Unslum All Neighborhoods
Chapter 8: Element 6: Create Meaningful Places
Chapter 9: Element 7: Strengthen the Region
Part IV: Connect
Chapter 10: Element 8: Show Solidarity with All Life
Chapter 11: Element 9: Celebrate Your Accomplishments
Conclusion: Give Me Your Hands
Selected Publications by Rodrick Wallace and the Community Research Group
Dr. Mindy Thompson Fullilove will launch the new edition of her seminal work Root Shock at the Pittsburgh Housing Summitt, featuring two new forewords by Pittsburgh artist Carlos Peterson and NYC Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett. The panel will engage members from the community and on campus in cross-disciplinary dialogues related to issues explored in Root Shock. The Summit will also provide participants the opportunity to visit local neighborhoods and meet residents who have been impacted by displacement.
Thursday November 10
12:00–2:00 PM Book panel and discussion with Dr. Mindy Fullilove on Root Shock: How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America and What We Can Do About It. (Panelists TBA). Hosted by Pitt's School of Social Work. 2017 Cathedral of Learning (lunch provided).
The panel will engage members from the community and on campus in cross-disciplinary dialogues related to issues explored in Root Shock.
*NOTE: All plenary sessions will be available live via webcast. Details TBA.
6:30-9:00PM –Opening plenary and reception.120 David Lawrence Hall, University of Pittsburgh (3942 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15260)
"Where is home? How housing instability affects us all"
Keynote Speaker: Mindy Thompson Fullilove, MD, professor of urban policy and health, The New School. Fullilove has been studying epidemics in poor communities, with a focus on the relationship between urban form and mental well-being. In 2009, she launched a Main Street NJ, a study of the role in Main Streets as social and commercial centers. This study takes her to 100 Main Streets in the US, France, the Netherlands and Japan. She has authored/edited 5 books, including Urban Alchemy.